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Post by big mervyn » Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:19 pm

Boycie has gone to the great car dealership in the sky.

This is probably the funniest thing he was involved in albeit unintentionally:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8cnmz
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Post by mid ulster maestro » Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:25 pm

Boycie. One of the many great characters in Only Fools And Horses. Will be sadly missed.
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Post by solidarity » Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:58 pm

And Jimmy Greaves as well. My first sporting hero. I remember feeling really gutted for him that he was left out of the England team for the World Cup final in 1966. He never really got over that. If my memory is working well, his highest transfer fee was £99,999 - less than a week's wages for a decent Premiership striker these days. Bill Nicholson, the Tottenham manager at the time said that no player was worth £100,000. I believe it was Greaves who said that the ball only had to cross the line, not hit the back of the net.

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Post by justinr73 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:04 am

Many a good judge in Preston would have said that Greaves was the best they’d seen at Deepdale bar Sir Tom.

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Post by big mervyn » Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:47 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:04 am
Many a good judge in Preston would have said that Greaves was the best they’d seen at Deepdale bar Sir Tom.
He probably spent a lot of time at the Deepdale bar ...
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:15 am

solidarity wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:58 pm
And Jimmy Greaves as well. My first sporting hero. I remember feeling really gutted for him that he was left out of the England team for the World Cup final in 1966. He never really got over that.
What a player, what a striker, what a personality! :salut:

One wonders how Geoff Hurst's career would have panned out, if Greavsie hadn't been injured. Would probably have had a decent enough career anyway, but there's nothing like a world cup final hat-trick to set a young player up for sporting immortality.

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Post by colind » Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:41 pm

Pee Wee Ellis, saxophonist with James Brown and spent year with Van Morrison from the late '70s to the '90s

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Post by Dave » Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:54 pm

I'm sorry to hear he spent time with Van Morrison.
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Post by justinr73 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:20 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:47 pm
justinr73 wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:04 am
Many a good judge in Preston would have said that Greaves was the best they’d seen at Deepdale bar Sir Tom.
He probably spent a lot of time at the Deepdale bar ...
He scored all five against us in a nine goal thriller in 1959/60. Deserved a drink after that.

Had scored three in the game at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, although we escaped with a point.

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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:47 am

Another of the 66 Engerland squad, Roger Hunt, just gone to the great footy pitch in the sky.

Despite his club allegiance for most of his playing career, I rated him highly. Respect! :salut:
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Post by justinr73 » Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:36 am

Not sure anyone has a bad word to say about James Brokenshire do they?

Very unusual in the current political climate.

Such sad news. RIP.

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Post by big mervyn » Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:29 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:36 am
Not sure anyone has a bad word to say about James Brokenshire do they?

Very unusual in the current political climate.

Such sad news. RIP.
Boris' tribute attributed to him all the qualities which he himself is lacking.

Seemed like a decent sort but totally ineffectual as NI secretary.
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Post by justinr73 » Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:51 pm

Seen The Border Game at The Lyric yet Mervyn?

It’s not bad at all.

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Post by big mervyn » Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:13 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:51 pm
Seen The Border Game at The Lyric yet Mervyn?

It’s not bad at all.
Stuck in the Spanish sunshine for a while Justin. Funny enough, the Lyric's front of house manager's dad lives down the street! I did catch the game last night. :red: :fleg:
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Post by big mervyn » Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:25 am

Have to say, when you come across a seemingly decent cove like Brokenshire or Rory Stewart my first thought is "what the absolute f*ck were you/are you doing in the Tory Party?"
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